NHL is becoming like NFL?

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/why-the-nhl-is-becoming-like-the-nfl/article1895768/

    Yes, the expanded coaching staff and scouting adds to the bottom line. But organizations wouldn't invest the $$ if they didn't think it would provide a difference in the on ice product.
     
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    It's not limited to the NFL and NHL - baseball and basketball are also very much moving this direction.

    Heck, baseball is probably a better example than hockey. You have positional and specialty coaches (hitting, pitching, fielding, strength as well as the organizational guys who go around teaching the minor-league guys system-specific things), video of each pitcher and hitter against each other which they study before and during games and more statistics than you could ever dream of.

    There was a really good story in St. Louis over the summer about how McGwire, now the hitting coach, thought his hitters relied too much on video and not enough on how the swing felt. He claimed hitters would come back from an at bat and go immediately to a video room to rewatch the sequence to try and learn from it (unless they were the third out, in which case they'd do it during the next inning).
     
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    Charles Wang is bucking the trend, firing most the Islanders scouting team and repacing them with a www.isshockey.com membership. No joke.
     
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    I can't stand Wang, and I'm not trying to defend him here. But isn't Jankowski the only scout that has been fired/let go?
     

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